Changes to support NIRC Public Inquiry

Yesterday (12 May 2021), I made rules to amend the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (NI) to support the operation of the current independent public inquiry into the Norfolk Island Regional Council.  

The rules provide for minor technical changes to the Local Government Act and make it clear that the independent inquiry Commissioner can perform activities and gather information from locations outside of Norfolk Island. 

The Norfolk Island Applied Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Rules 2021 are made under section 7 of the Norfolk Island Applied Laws Ordinance 2016 and will take affect from the date of registration.